Post event Press Release

The 14th International forum AVTODOREXPO 2016 took place in Kiev on November 9-11. It is considered to be the main event for the road industry of Ukraine. Machinery, materials and equipment for road construction were exhibited here, and specialized seminars and conferences were held within its framework. The Forum was opened by industry officials – First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Evgeniy Kravtsov and head of UKRAVTODOR Slawomir Nowak.

AVTODOREXPO is the main business platform for meetings of road sector specialists and subcontractors. The dialogue between business and the state is being built here. This year, the Forum became the place, where the new head of UKRAVTODOR Slawomir Nowak could meet with specialized companies for the first time. The First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Evgeniy Kravtsov also came here to welcome the participants of the event. Guests of honor assured the visitors and exhibitors that the restoration and development of road infrastructure are the priorities of the government for today, and noted the importance of AVTODOREXPO as an effective tool for innovation and communication of all industry insiders.

In 2016, the Forum gathered more than 40 companies from different countries on its platform. Manufacturers and suppliers demonstrated special equipment for road and construction works, asphalt and concrete mixing plants, materials and chemical products for the roadway, laboratory equipment for controlling road pavement quality, road and traffic signs, security systems, services related to the construction of asphalt plants, and etc. Visitors could see the products of the leading Ukrainian companies and global brands, namely AMMANN, ASTEC, CHICAGO PNEUMATIC, COMAP, CONTROLS, HOFMANN, MARINI MAKINA, MASSENZA INTERNATIONAL, ZEPPELIN, BLASTRAC UKRAINE, DORMASH GROUP, ZNAKY UA, PLASTICS-UKRAINE, ROSTOK-ELEKOM, UNIPROM, EKIPAGE, etc.

The main advantage of the Forum is a unique opportunity for specialists to get acquainted with the widest range of modern equipment, materials and technologies, see equipment operation in demonstration mode.

By tradition, ZEPPELIN UKRAINE exhibited a new line of special vehicles and equipment for road construction works, both in confined spaces of cities and large-scale renovations. In particular, Cat AP255E asphalt paver, CB24B paving compactor, Cat 2016 B3 skid steer loader and Weber MT compaction equipment were exhibited at the company’s stand. The powerful Cat PM200 road milling machine and Cat AP655F asphalt paver, Cat 432F2 excavator-loader, CB34 paving compactor, CS76 XT subsurface vibratory roller, CB64B and CB54B tandem vibratory rollers and SEM loaders were showcased on the open ground.  

The Italian company IMPIANTI GUTHERM demonstrated emulsion system developed on client’s order. This equipment works on the principle of cyclical-and-continuous production process (with a constant supply of bitumen and cyclical supply of water) and is capable of producing 12-15 million liters of mixture per hour. This company also showcased an SPE 60 bitumen spraying machine with a heat-insulated hopper with a capacity of 6 thousand liters, and equipped with automatic heating system and independent drive from a Lamborghini diesel engine, with a submersible pump located inside the tank.

The Ukrainian enterprise ROSTOK-ELEKOM exhibited the elements of traffic management systems, including traffic controller that can transfer data via GPRS, and timed led traffic light. The company also showed its capabilities in traffic optimization, namely the project related to equipping left-hand turn on one of the highways in Kiev region. This solution allows to significantly reduce the accident rate at the site without costly construction of new interchange.

The stand of Chicago Pneumatic company – new participant of AVTODOREXPO 2016 – was one of the most visited. And it is not surprising. Equipment from small mechanisms segment, which appeared on the Ukrainian market a little over a year ago, was demonstrated here for the first time. The company’s bestsellers were also exhibited, namely MV90 plate compactor for asphalt compaction, vibratory compactors for various soil types (sand, clay, gravel) with a reliable mechanism and air purification system with a filter, as well as pneumatic hammers. The arsenal of this American brand also includes hand pneumatic tools, compressors, hydraulic equipment, mounted hydraulic breakers, concrete equipment, lighting masts and petrol tools.

The Turkish company MAKINA MARINI – another newcomer to the Forum – demonstrated super mobile asphalt plant MARINI XPRESS 2500. It can be loaded on a wheelbase and easily transported. Its installation at the destination point will take just one day. The plant is mounted on a metal surface and does not require the arrangement of a concrete foundation. Unloading operations can partly be performed with the help of hydraulic power unit included in the construction of the plant.

By tradition, permanent participant of the Forum – PROLOGUE TD – acquainted visitors with its new product innovations, namely thermoplastic elastomer for road bitumen Calprene 501® produced by DYNASOL Elastomeros S.A.U., which has high porosity and good solubility, as well as a pigment for the production of colored asphalts Nosbur® COLOR by Campy y Jove

Amman Ukraine – the representative of a world-known Swiss manufacturer of asphalt and concrete mixing plants – demonstrated a new generation of asphalt plants Solidbatch, Quickbatch and Valuetec, and concrete mixing plants Ammann Elba.

Business program of AVTODOREXPO 2016 included workshops and a specialist conference, the subject of which covered topical issues of the industry. Thus, the seminar "Usage of Polish bitumen", organized by the company Terminal-MK, was held on the first day of the Forum. Polish experts shared their experience of bitumen procurement and its application in road construction during this seminar. The seminar "PROZORRO – key to stable business development and sales growth through the PUBLIC BID platform" was held on the same day. The audience learned what Prozorro system is and what opportunities for end market expansion and business development exist through cooperation with Public Bid platform at this seminar.

The annual Scientific and practical conference on projection and construction of motor roads and bridges, organized with the assistance of UKRAVTODOR and DerzhdorNDI, was held on the second day of the Forum. Presentations were made by academic researchers and leading specialists of commercial enterprises, which presented their latest product innovations here.

AVTODOREXPO once again proved its relevance and effectiveness as a key exhibition event of the road industry and a platform for a live dialogue between relevant agencies, manufacturers and science by implementing its main task, namely to promote the introduction of advanced technologies in the domestic road construction sector and ensure qualitative development of Ukraine’s infrastructure.

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